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During the Monday program of the 2021 convention, participants are asked to select one one-hour chug elective.
Time: 2pm PT / 3pm MT / 4pm CT / 5pm ET
Chug Electives and their Descriptions:
Creative Art: Decorative Glass Trays with Karla Gudeon
Registration is required by May 15th and registration is LIMITED for this Chug. Regisration for this Chug will close when all the spots are filled.*Open to participants in the Continental US only*
Use the classical art of decoupage combined with prints of curated Judaic symbols to create beautiful glass trays that can be used for jewelry, serving, desktop or simply an object d’art for the home!
Supplies will be shipped directly from the artist before the convention and include: Decorative Glass Tray, Modge Podge 4 oz., Paint 2 oz., Foam Brushes x2, Paper Template, Curated Printed Image Sheets, and Bumpers to protect surface. Attendees must provide their own scissors.
Engaging with the CCAR Journal with Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman
Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman ‘98, Editor of the CCAR Journal, invites all colleagues to learn about the wide range of articles, poetry and reviews included in the Journal. She will share insights for writers at all levels to consider submitting pieces.
Text Study with Rabbi Tali Adar: As we are beginning to return to our institutions after, for many of us, over a year apart, we are faced with profound questions. How will we feel when we walk back into our buildings? Will we be able to recreate what we had before? What might it look like to choose to rebuild differently? In this session, we will study the return from Babylon in the book of Nehemiah and its interpretation in the gemara for a model of what return in a post-COVID world might mean.
The Jewish Polemic of Yeast with Rabbi Deborah Prinz
The annual elimination diet of the Jewish people doesn't prohibit chocolate, gluten or dairy. Rather, every year at Pesach since ancient times, it precludes leaven. This text study yields a surprising explanation for the Bible's yeast free zones, unravelling the familiar explanation for matzah: "the dough was not leavened." (Exodus 34:14)
Tkhines - A Window into the Rich Inner Prayer Life of our Yiddish-Speaking Foremothers with Rabbi Tracy Guren Klirs
Following a brief overview of the origins and development of the women’s Yiddish prayer genre known as Tkhines, participants will study and discuss several examples drawn from both the classical texts composed by popular women writers in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the more modern texts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through these texts we hope to gain a glimpse into the hopes, fears, concerns and deepest beliefs of both their authors and their readers, and gain insight into this highly personal and expressive prayer tradition which was central to the spiritual lives of traditional Eastern European Jewish women in the previous four centuries.
All text will be presented in both their original Ivri-Taytsh (Yiddish) and English translation. All text and a bibliography will be made available to participants in advance of the session.
Tree of Life Yoga led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland
How might it feel to stand at Sinai, ready for revelation? To dance like Miriam at the Red Sea? Give yourself the gift of yoga during our WRN Convention. We will embody Etz Chayim as we bring our Torah narratives to life-in our bodies. You’ll walk away with a model of how to bring yoga to your community of adults or kids, and with many of us sitting more than ever, we will learn some movements to do during long days at the computer.
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